Yumi Kanazawa



Yumi Kanazawa joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2016.


Ms. Kanazawa began her training at the Lauridsen Ballet Centre in Torrance, California. She went on to study at the San Francisco Ballet School under the direction of Patrick Armand, both as a member of the Level 8 program and later the Trainee Program. While at the school, she performed in many ballets including Kenneth MacMillan’s Soirées musicales, George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations, Wang Wei’s Focus, Ben Freemantle’s Bare, as well as James Sofranko’s Means to an End and Mozart Symphony. As a Trainee, she performed with the San Francisco Ballet in Helgi Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and Giselle, and Don Quixote co-staged with Yuri Possokhov, Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadère, and George Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet. Kanazawa also competed in the 2013 Prix de Lausanne.